A Chinese District People’s court accepts a complaint brought by private companies against a public entity for abuse of administrative monopoly in the railway transport industry (Taiyuan Railway Bureau)

Taiyuan Railway Bureau Sued for Monopoly* On 7 September 2011, the Shanxi Joint Transport Group Co., Ltd. brought an administrative lawsuit in the Taiyuan Xinghualing District People’s Court against the Taiyuan Railway Bureau for breaches of the AML and the Anti-Unfair Competition Law (AUCL). The Court accepted the case on 13 September 2011. The defendant, the Taiyuan Railway Bureau, is a local authority of China’s Ministry of Railway in Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi Province. The Ministry of Railway is responsible for passenger and freight services, the regulation of the rail industry, and the development of rail infrastructure in mainland China. The defendant is authorised to approve the setting up of railway ticket outlets

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